The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Monday, April 9, 1860

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Until the present time there has been no Grist Mill within ten miles of Kingston, C.W. the Whig says, a Mr. Berry has one with two run of stone to be propelled by steam about ready to go into operation, and thinks the people of Kingston ought to show their gratitude by electing him Mayor.

In regard to navigation, and commercial business, the Whig says:

Although Kingston harbor has been long opened, yet little or no business on the lake or river has been done. With the exception of the Pierrepont (steam ferry-boat to Cape Vincent), not a single steamer has moved her paddles; and only a portion of the fleet of schooners laid up for the winter have moved off in search of freight; and a couple of small craft with fruit, fish and other comestibles are the sole arrivals from the other side.

The first steamboat departure for the head of the lake will be that of Capt. Perry's Bowmanville, advertised to leave on Monday next. The boats of the River Mail Line are getting into apple-pie order, though there is no present intention of stirring them until the beginning of May.

Not so, the side Line of American Lake Boats, now placed under the management of Capt. Throop. Two of the four will begin to run on the 10th instant, and the other two take their place in the Line in a fortnight afterwards. These boats will stop regularly at the St. Lawrence Wharf.

When the Mail Steamers make a start, the Passenger Cars of the Grand Trunk will run into Kingston, where preparations are now being made on a large scale, in the shape of Depot Builders, to receive them.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Monday, April 9, 1860